If Cheney can't say it, Hastert will
Two weeks ago, Dick Cheney tried to channel fear into voting when he said Americans faced a likely terrorist attack if voters make the "wrong choice" in November. Cheney took a few bullets for that, and it could keep him from saying such things again, but that hasn't stopped him from appearing with other GOP luminaries who push the same message. Enter Dennis Hastert -- he of the Soros scandal mongering -- who joined Cheney at a recent campaign stop in Illinois. Hastert let loose the worst comments yet: When a reporter asked Hastert if he thought al Qaeda would operate with more comfort if Kerry were elected, the speaker said, "That's my opinion, yes."
That's foul politics, but the truth is, this ruling political class believes in what they're saying about national security. Cheney believes, Hastert believes that to elect Kerry is to leave out a welcome mat for terrorists. Tom DeLay also truly believed that tax cuts in a time of war were the "most patriotic" thing Congress could do. Spin from the White House on a monthly jobs report is something most of them recognize as just "spin." But on many of the issues close to the GOP's vision, they have full conviction -- and faith -- in what they are doing, which makes it all the more dangerous.
Posted by Jan on September 21, 2004 @ 1:15PM.
Foul? These bastards are nuthin' but.